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Albert Connell COMPTON

Regimental number4
Place of birthHornshire, Essex, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBandmaster
Addresscorner of Margaret & Burston Streets, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ann Compton, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 14 years in the Victorian and Commonwealth Naval Forces.
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Drummer)
Unit name31st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 July 1917
Discharge date16 October 1917
Family/military connectionsSon: 2309 Pte Frederick David COMPTON, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia 27 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 16 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism, varicose veins, over-age), Brisbane, 16 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as care of Margaret Burston, South Toowoomba, Qld.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COMPTON Albert Connell

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